Valerie Jo Coulson

PEQUEA, PA

My formative years were cultivated with tutelage in both art and craft. My father as a painter and designer instructed me in principles of colour theory and painting, drawing and perspective, printmaking and design. My mother, a textile artist, taught me to sew beginning at age 8...cutting patterns, assemblage and machine operation. I practiced macreme, trapunto, batik, weaving and beading...always working with my hands. As a student of Fine Arts, I found my passion for creative expression upon my first semester of jewelry making. Apparent to me was that this medium could bring all of my previously learned skills to bear and furnish the platform to expand and explore contextual meaning in a wearable work of art. I have worked as a studio art jeweler for 36 years. My design aesthetic is primarily governed by the principle of Sacred Geometry. That which is intrinsic in the very order of Nature itself, both biological and cosmic.
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